Homework Strategy: Direct Teaching Homework Strategy Appropriate Grade Level: Any Grade Level (maybe not Kindergarten) Procedures/Steps: 1) clear teaching, daily review, and homework checks 2) presentation of new content and skills 3) teacher monitoring and guided student practice 4) corrective feedback and instructional reinforcement 5) independent practice in school and at home with a 90 percent success rate 6) weekly and monthly evaluations. Comments and/or tips: Although this seems like a simple strategy, it is a good reminder of the importance of using direct teaching as well as handing out, collecting, and grading homework. It may not be appropriate in full form for all grades, but the idea of monitoring and guided student practice as well as feedback works for all grades, including kindergarten. Source: Paik, S. J. (2003). Ten strategies that improve learning. Educational Horizons, 81, 83-85.